News from our Nurse: Information on Eating Disorders & Scoliosis

Dear Sutherland Parents,

The attached links contain important health information on eating disorders and scoliosis for parents.  I have updated the Required Notifications web page ( to include the Eating Disorders parent information sheet.

Regarding scoliosis, would you like me to link to the 2007 scoliosis information you have posted on the School Health Services site (

Please contact our nurse, Mrs. Croonquist, if you have any questions or would like more information.

Parks and Recreation Sports Opportunities for Fall

Sutherland Parks and Rec after school basketball and tennis registration forms are available on the table by the cafeteria for any interested students to pick up during the school day.  Forms can also be downloaded off the Albemarle County Parks and Rec website:

The deadline for boys and girls basketball registration is this Friday, 8/30,  and practices begin next week.
The deadline for co-ed tennis is 9/5 and begins the week of September 9th.
Please review the forms for more information on practice days, times, etc.
Forms can be turned in to the main office at Sutherland marked for Ms. Davis.


Art Club Information

Students interested in joining Art Club should come by the Art room and pick up an application from Ms. Schneider. This year, Art Club will be held in three eleven-week sessions, limited to 25 participants, so get your applications in soon! Detailed information in on the application.
The first official meeting of Art Club will be next Tuesday, September 3rd. Membership will be open throughout the year, if space allows.
Art Club will meet Tuesday afternoons until about 5:15.

Please contact me if you have any questions:

Choral Tryouts for Girls and Boys!

Ms. Rife is starting a new choral group this year – for boys only. If you are interested in trying out for the Boys’ Choral group, please sign up at the choir room and pick up the tryout information. Tryouts will be held on Wednesday, September 4 and Thursday, September 5.  This group is open to ALL grade levels.
Tryouts for the SMS Ladies’ choral group, the Siorcanna Singers, will be held Sept. 9, 11, and 12. You may pick up more information and to sign up for an audition at the choir room.  This group is open to ALL grade levels.
Please contact Ms. Rife at if you have questions.

Attention Band Parents!

Dear Band Parents,
Please join us on Tuesday, September 3rd at 6:30pm for our first Band Boosters meeting of this school year. We’ll be meeting in the band room.  These meetings generally run between 30-45 minutes and we’d love to have you for any portion of that time.
Band Boosters is a great way to get involved in your child’s school life and have a meaningful impact.  With a small investment in time, we are able to provide fundraising that helps all band families in offsetting the costs of field trips, special events, instruments and equipment that enhance our students’ band experience.
As you may have seen in the handbook that went out to all band students, there are some upcoming fundraisers that we’ll be discussing along with answering any questions that you may have about volunteering and getting involved.  So, join us to find out how you can give just a little and feel a huge reward by being part of something very special.
Any questions, let us know!

Kelly Greenstone and Lydia Cornejo, Band Booster co-presidents

Sutherland’s Before School Study Hall Starts on Monday, 8/26

Before School Study Hall will begin on Monday, August 26 at 8:00.  Students who are attending are to come directly to the office to sign in and then report to the cafeteria.  Students are able to sign in to study hall until 8:45.  Anyone arriving after that time, should remain outside until 9:00.

Thanks! Dave Rogers

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Thanks!  Dave Rogers, Principal

Thank you for your continuing support and involvement in the education of our students.